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  • zinka: YOU need to run the MET..La Cieca can be an usher….. you write (like James) so beautifullyR... 6:58 PM
  • zinka: Hi>>I am not saying that singers today cannot be superb..BUT who has the “Muzio... 6:56 PM
  • antikitschychick: Don’t know that she necessarily chose him…perhaps he was the most qualified to... 6:40 PM
  • antikitschychick: How wonderful to hear she was so nice and down to earth :-) thanks for sharing your lovely... 6:35 PM
  • antikitschychick: Ivy you’re probably right about the total devotion thing (as you’ve... 6:30 PM
  • SilvestriWoman: I only met her briefly, but Freni was as down to earth as can be. As I waited for a coaching... 6:24 PM
  • Camille: Gracias, NPW. Very interesting to hear Mo. Biondi had this to say in re Vivaldi and helps me a... 6:19 PM
  • veal seduttore: The Kaufmann Ferrando is astonishing, not only for how good it is, but how unrecognizable his... 6:19 PM
  • La Cieca: He sings Otello, Canio and some other heavy, hard-to-cast parts, so he likely can get plenty of... 6:18 PM
  • LogeLizard: Yikes. Verdi baritones, I meant. 6:10 PM

Zukunftsmiausik

Leave it to a cat to transform a Wagner festival into the Jellicle Ball. Yes, that’s right, Our Own operacat (pictured, center)  squeaked to a narrow victory in the Bicentenarian competition, following several ballots and good deal of horse-trading among La Cieca’s blue-ribbon panel.

It was the casting of Nathan Gunn as Beckmesser that put operacat over the top, frankly: exactly the tone of plausible absurdity that tickled the panel’s fancy. Congratulations, o feline one: the Wagner: Complete Operas (Limited Edition) will be winging its way to you shortly.

As anyone who watched the recent Golden Globes can attest, Jodie Foster is barking mad being nominated is in itself an honor. And so, presenting our four runners-up, each of whom will receive the consolation prize of an Amazon Gift Card.

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